Coimbatore: With the Congress alleging that the Malegaon blast accused were set free because they have links with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Centre on Friday dubbed the opposition’s charge that the government trying to influence the National Investigation Agency (NIA) as “baseless”, saying it has no face to make any comments.
“The charge of Congress Party that the government is trying to influence the NIA in the Malegaon Blast case is completely baseless. The NIA is doing its job independently. If a chargesheet is filed, you go to the court and the court will decide the issue based upon evidence had used, why the Congress party is panicking,” Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
Lambasting the main opposition, Prasad said, “The Congress party should look its own record as to why, under whose pressure, Mr. Chidambaram changed the affidavit in the Ishrat Jahan case, bypassing the home secretary, Intelligence Bureau (IB).”
“Therefore, the Congress’ record of false implication in case of Amit Shah and all is too well-known. The Congress Party has no face to make any comments,” he added.
Talking to the media earlier, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh said it is sad to note that such people are being saved by the Central Government, who were involved in terror activities.
BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi, however welcoming the decision said Pragya Thakur was framed in the case and added that there was nothing against her.
Setting aside Digvijay Singh’s criticism of the government, Lekhi said, “I had been saying from long that there was no case against Pragya Thakur and action should be taken against those who had misbehaved with the Sadhvi.”

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